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Virginal

Designer:
Arnold Dolmetsch (French, born Le Mans, France 1858–1940 Haslemere, Surrey, England) , Chickering & Sons
Manufacturer:
Chickering & Sons (American, Boston 1853–1983)
Date:
1906
Geography:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wood, brass, ebony, ivory
Dimensions:
H.: 88.9 cm (35 in.); L. 172.7 cm (68 in.); W. 49.5 cm (19-1/2 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-harpsichord
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John G. Ralston, 1960
Accession Number:
60.51a-c
Not on view
Marking: Inscribed: (on peg cover, painted in black) CHICKERING - & - SONS - BOSTON - U - S - A -/MCMVI - NO. 14

(on soundboard, in black paint) Made - by - Chickering - & - Sons/ under - the - direction - of - /Arnold - Dolmetsch - ; Boston - U - S - A - /MCMVI/ NO. 14
Mrs. John G. Ralston
A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 9, ill.

"Keyboard Instruments." Summer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1989), Vol. 47, No. 1, pg. Cover, 32, ill.

American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 29, fig. 15, ill.



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